Bilfinger Salamis UK launches new Aberdeen base marking long-term investment in North-East

27.01.2021

Leading integrated maintenance, modifications and services contractor Bilfinger Salamis UK has opened a new multimillion-pound operations, equipment and logistics site in Aberdeen, marking a long-term commitment to the region and UK energy market.

Located at The Core development in Murcar, Bridge of Don - one of the most accessible low carbon business communities in Scotland – the 27,000 sq. ft. base will operate as the company’s northern hub for all equipment, plant and materials logistics to service onshore and offshore sites throughout the UK.

The new facility, which will have office space for 70 employees when Covid-19 restrictions ease, will house the company’s technology and digitalisation hub, conferencing facilities and dedicated practical training rooms for delivering product trials and customer demonstrations on-site.

The base, which provides easy access to the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR), the heliport, local harbours and the city centre, will also include a dedicated unit for maintaining the company’s large fleet of advanced inspection and rope access kit.

Bilfinger Salamis, one of the largest employers of inspection, maintenance and rope access personnel in the UK, says the site will deliver a more holistic logistics service for its clients and will play a key role in growing its inspection business

The investment, which the company pledged in 2019, represents the strength of its commitment to the region and to operating in the North Sea.

It follows a number of key contract renewals that the business secured in the second half of 2020, which included multi-year agreements to deliver fabric maintenance and inspection services for two major operators.

The Core represents an investment for the next 20 years, symbolising our commitment to supporting our clients in the North Sea with the maintenance, modifications and operations services they need, while creating new opportunities to accelerate and deliver our digital solutions. 

Sandy Bonner, managing director at Bilfinger Salamis said, “The Core represents an investment for the next 20 years, symbolising our commitment to supporting our clients in the North Sea with the maintenance, modifications and operations services they need, while creating new opportunities to accelerate and deliver our digital solutions.

“We’re focused on growing our footprint in renewable energy and with views over the EOWDC wind farm, this hub positions us well to deliver the services required by our clients during the energy transition. Located close to the industry’s key transport links, we look forward to the impact this new facility will have in supporting our clients.”

Bilfinger Salamis is one of the UK’s leading providers of integrated services to the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry and energy sectors, providing partners with modifications, maintenance and operations support across the asset lifecycle.

The business, which has supported the energy industry for almost 50 years, employs 1,500 people from bases in Aberdeen, Groningen, Esbjerg and Great Yarmouth. It is part of Germany-based industrial services provider, Bilfinger SE.